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Shustoke Farm Barns Wedding | Warwickshire Wedding Photography

Lucy & Sam’s colourful, summer wedding at Shustoke Farm Barns was a firm favourite of mine last year. The day started with Lucy getting ready at her family home, before heading off to St Peter’s Church in Little Aston. Lucy & Sam’s families are wonderful warm, welcoming people and it really was a pleasure to spend the day with them. After the ceremony and a spot of rain, it was all aboard a double decker route master bus to head over to their reception. I love working at Shustoke Farm Barns in Warwickshire, it’s one of my favourite venues and perfect for that relaxed feel, with guests able to gather in the courtyard amongst the olive trees. I’ll let the images below tell the story of their day.

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The Ashes Endon Wedding Photography – Sophia & Phil

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Sophia & Phil were married last June at The Ashes wedding venue in Endon, Staffordshire. I loved everything about this wedding, Sophia and Phil are clearly adored by all their family and friends so it was lovely to be surrounded by such a close, happy family who love having a laugh with each other.
The Ashes wedding venue was a perfect backdrop for a relaxed, fun, country wedding, it suited my style of photography perfectly. Sophia’s looked incredible, her dress was by one of my favourite designers, Dana Bolton and of course Phil looked really dapper. Their wedding was recently featured on Love My Dress, you can take a look at the feature here. Big shout out to Eve of Shepherd Photography, who was my totally brilliant second shooter on the day.2017-02-23_0013
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A Family photo shoot in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands

The weather has been so grey and wet recently I thought it would brighten things up by posting this colourful, outdoor family portrait shoot in Sutton Coldfield from back in the Autumn. Mum and Dad wanted to get some photos of them all together as a family as Dad is a photographer himself and is often taking the photos rather than being in them, something I can totally relate to. I’m looking forward to the warmer Spring weather – just a few months to go and getting out and about for lots more outdoor family photo shoots
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Wedding Photography at the Laura Ashley Belsfield Hotel, Windermere

Not only was this my first time shooting at the beautiful Laura Ashley Belsfield Hotel, in Windermere, but it was also my first time photographing a wedding in the Lake District. When I first met Laura and Thomas, we just all clicked so I just knew that this wedding was going to be really special. I travelled to the Lakes with my pal Leanne from Blooming Lovely Films and spent the afternoon before the wedding checking, out a local beauty spot on the shores of Windermere. As you would expect with a hotel that is owned by Laura Ashley, the Belsfield, is beautiful, overlooking Lake Windermere at Bowness. Laura & Thomas had a really emotional, intimate ceremony, apart from the part when a Japanese tourist appeared with a selfie stick to film there vows, which despite being rather intrusive, was hilarious. Laura & Thomas are funny, warm, kind, great fun to be around and true soul mates, I absolutely loved being part of their day.
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Wedding Photography – Best of 2016 – West Midlands Wedding Photographer | Jo Hastings Photography

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2016 – I can’t believe it’s gone already! It was my busiest year ever, filled with so much variety and I loved every minute. There were weddings in country pub gardens, at beautiful country houses, weddings at home, tipis in fields, grand stately homes, rustic barn venues and working farms, all so different but all with a common theme – my couples like to have fun! They like to share a relaxed wedding day with the people that really matter to them and then have the best party they’ve ever thrown! Without sounding like a cliche, I’m passionate about the couples that I work with and strive to give them the very best possible service before, during and after the wedding, it’s a really big deal that they’ve chosen me to capture their memories and something I feel honoured to do, so a huge thank you to my 2016 couples for putting your trust in me and inviting me into your lives for just a short while.

I always find it hard to choose images for an end of year round up as there are literally hundreds of images I’d like to include but I’ve simply gone with my favourites, whether that’s a moment that made me snort with laughter, get a bit choked up as I hid behind my camera or a beautiful portrait, here are some of my favourite shots of 2016. 2017 I’m ready for you!
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Iscoyd Park Wedding Photography – Jessica & Ollie

It was lovely to be back at Iscoyd Park for the wedding of Jessica & Ollie.  I think it’s fair to say Jessica and Ollie are a seriously gorgeous couple, they also happen to be two of the loveliest people ever and clearly adored by all their friends and family. Their day was exactly how I like it, relaxed, fun with guests who are ready to party! Jessica looked amazing in her Pronovias gown and Ollie was seriously suave in Hugo Boss, the bridesmaids wore blush pink dresses from Two Birds and the Groomsmen’s suits were from Next. Shout out to my second shooter Danni for her great work and company!
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Becci & Dean’s relaxed boho pub wedding

I knew from the moment I received Becci’s enquiry that that this wedding was going to be loads of fun and it really didn’t disappoint. Becci and Dean wanted their wedding to have a really relaxed boho feel to the day, where they could spend as much time with their guest and get everyone involved. The Olde Coach House in Ashby-st-Ledgers, was the perfect place for them to be able to do just this. As the pub didn’t have a wedding licence, they did the legal part of the marriage the day before, this way they could have the ceremony exactly how they wanted it. One of their closest friends performed the ceremony under an ancient willow tree in the garden.

Becci & Dean involved their guests in the day by inviting everyone to bake a cake or desert and bring them along to create a ‘bake off’ style desert table. I love this idea and the guests really gave it their all, the table was piled high with brownies, meringues and amazing cakes of all shapes and sizes. After dinner there was a hilarious mini sports day, with fiercely competitive sack races, three legged and wheelbarrow races. Dean and the boys even managed to squeeze a bit of street rugby in.

Becci’s gorgeous dress from Catherine Deane and her dried flower crown,from the Artisan Flower Company, really complimented the whole boho feel to the day and Dean looked very dapper in a check suit from Reiss. Thank you so much for making me feel so welcome all day and for being pretty damn ace bunch of people! Here are some of my favourites from the day.

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Swancar Farm Wedding Photography – Clare & James

Back in May I spent the day with Claire & James at their Swancar Farm Wedding. The morning started at their home, where Claire and the girls were getting ready. The lovely Danielle Victoria did a fabulous job as my second photographer and spent the morning with James and the boys. Then it was off to Swancar Farm for the reception and a brilliant party. Here are some of my favourites.
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Pimhill Barn Wedding photography – Helen & Bryn

Back in May, I had the pleasure of being the wedding photographer for Helen & Bryn at Pimhill Barn in Shropshire. If you’re looking for a barn wedding venue in Shropshire that you can make your own decor wise, then Pimhill is the venue to take a look at – gorgeous! Helen & Bryn wanted their day to feel relaxed and fun, which they certainly achieved. Helen’s Mum made metres of bunting that decorated the barn, Bryn & Helen’s Sisters were Bridesmaids and looked fab in dresses from Boden, I loved the colour, Helen’s Dad hollowed out logs that were used as fire pits, he also made the bar (pretty amazing!) I loved Bryn’s suit (very dapper) from Cad & The Dandy. In fact, even the four legged guests looked cool in their dickie bows. Here’s the story of their day.
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